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The 100 Best Workplaces in Canada 2012

Date: April 19 2012

TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - One hundred companies are being recognized today as the Best Workplaces in Canada. They represent great diversity in terms of size, sector, industry, and location. The judging panel? More than 50,000 Canadian employees.
And the Winners are…
Google: #1 Companies  > 1000 employees and Multinationals
SaskCentral: #1 Companies < 1000 employees
L.V.Lomas: #1 Best Workplace for Women
Organizations on this year's list were ranked using the results of an employee survey, the Trust Index©, developed by global research firm Great Place to Work® Institute. This methodology is utilized by over 6,000 organizations in over 45 countries each year, making it the most widely adopted workforce satisfaction tool in the world.
What's so special about these 100 Great Workplaces?
Regardless of size, industry or the current economic climate, each of these organizations has discovered that TRUST is the foundation for quality jobs and performance excellence. And the good news is that high-trust relationships require behaviours that can be learned and embedded into any organization's culture.
Proven ROI-- What's more, organizational leaders who develop a high level of TRUST with their employees see stronger employee performance, often translating into stronger company performance.  The U.S. version of the survey (FORTUNE list) shows that, even in a difficult economy the best companies averaged 295% ROI from 1997-2011!1
2012 Best Workplaces in Canada - Large organizations or Multinationals (over 1000 employees)
1 Google
2 SAS Institute
3 NetApp
4 Admiral Insurance
5 Microsoft
6 Nycomed, a Takeda Company
7 G Adventures
8 Intuit Canada
9 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
10 TD Bank Group
11 Edelman
12 Devon Corporation
13 General Mills
14 Hill+Knowlton Strategies
15 Qualcomm
16 Grant Thornton
17 Softchoice
18 Royal LePage Performance Realty
19 Starbucks Coffee
20 Sapient
21 Diageo
22 Randstad
23 Scotiabank
24 Autodesk
25 CDW Canada
26 State Farm Insurance.
27 Four Seasons Hotels
28 JOEY Restaurant
29 Medtronic
30 Mosaic Sales Solutions
31 Quintiles
32 Corby Distilleries (Affiliated with Pernod Ricard)
33 Nestlé
34 Harvest Operations
35 Disney Online Studios
36 Broadridge Financial Solutions
37 Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business
38 Flatiron
39 SC Johnson and Son
40 Hilti Corporation
41 Winners Merchants International
42 Deloitte
43 Stryker
44 VW Credit
45 Connect Hearing
46 RBC
47 Nintendo of Canada
48 Kiewit
49 Ernst & Young
2012 Best Workplaces in Canada - Medium organizations (less than 1000 employees)
1 SaskCentral (Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan)
2 Protegra
3 Habañero Consulting
4 L.V. Lomas
5 Intelex Technologies
6 Tri Fit
7 Ariad Communications
8 Ontario Hospital Association
9 T4G Limited
10 Lions Gate Marketing Company
11 Summerhill
12 Lutherwood
13 Parklane Homes
14 Lakeside Process Controls
15 Achievers (Formerly I Love Rewards)
16 Vega
17 Ideaca
18 Real Food for Real Kids
19 Sandvine
20 Online Business Systems
21 Klick
22 Halsall Associates
23 Capri Insurance Services
24 Construction Control
25 Vermilion Energy
26 Credit Counselling Society
27 Urban Systems
28 Ames Tile & Stone
29 Gardiner Roberts
30 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
31 Scott Builders
32 Trico Homes
33 Genesis Fertility Centre
34 Precision BioLogic
35 HR Downloads
36 Gibraltar Solutions
37 Info-Tech Research
38 Immigrant Services Society of BC
39 Wood's Homes
40 Capital Engineering
41 Benefits by Design
42 Equity Financial Group of Companies
43 Pinchin Environmental
44 Lannick Group of Companies
45 Brand Momentum
46 Zedi
47 Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club
48 DEL Property Management
49 Kingston Ross Pasnak
50 HomEquity Bank

To learn more about these inspiring organizations visit our website at, or read today's copy of the Globe and Mail.
About Great Place to Work® Institute: GPTW is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in over 45 countries worldwide. Our mission is to create a better world by helping companies become better workplaces. We are best known for our prestigious global lists of Best Workplaces, which we produce in conjunction with media partners such as the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. With more than 6,000 organizations taking part in over 45 national lists across the globe, this study is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work; our mission is to help them get there.

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